Meadows Messenger

Weekly update for the Meadows Elementary School community

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Week Seven of Distance Learning 9/28-10/5

Good Evening Meadows Families,


We are so happy that we had a successful week back online in the Google Classroom.It was a joy for teachers and administration to reunite.


Our staff worked very hard to prepare for last week's distribution. Thank you to our PTSA President, parent volunteers, our entire office staff, Mrs. Valaika, our IT at MW for installing the security software on our borrowed devices. She has been instrumental in helping every teacher get back up and running into the Google Classroom. Mrs. Valaika, and our NSD IT team have been working around the clock to help our students and staff. Thank you to their hard work and dedication. Thank you to Mrs. Gucciardi and our teachers for assembling every bag for materials pick up.


A makeup day for photos will be scheduled in the next few weeks. More information to come. Please know these pictures will go into the student yearbook. If you have bags of materials that were not picked up during the assigned time, please come to the main office anytime from 7:30am-4:00pm to retrieve your bag. Please email or call us in advance to let us know when you are arriving.


Spirit gear for Meadows has been ordered, a pick up date will be scheduled later in October. TBA.


Please reach out with any questions by contacting our main office Mon-Fri except holidays from 7:30am-4:00pm at 661-291-4050. All of our email contacts are now up and running. See contacts at the bottom of the messenger.


Thank you,


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of Meadows

jfine@newhallsd.com

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Upcoming Events 9/28-10/5

Tuesday, 9/29

9:00am and 6:00pm-Coffee with the Principal on Zoom

MEADOWS SCHOOL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Coffee with the Principal-Social Emotional Wellness Focus

Time: Sep 29, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93345456847?pwd=YmRhSU1FMzNCNVZOS1NTa0J5OHdMQT09


Meeting ID: 933 4545 6847

Passcode: 769504

One tap mobile

+16699006833,,93345456847# US (San Jose)


Topic: Coffee with the Principal

Time: Sep 29, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92558286845?pwd=TzI3Q01sd1JSSmovUWpNSk9leXloZz09


Meeting ID: 925 5828 6845

Passcode: 685389

One tap mobile

+16699006833,,92558286845# US (San Jose)


Wednesday, 9/30

PTSA Meadows Cares Restaurant at the Habit in Granary Square


Friday,10/2-Monday 10/5

Fall Break, No School

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Join us for "Coffee with the Principal" on 9/29 at 9:00am and 6:00pm on Zoom
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There is not school during Fall Break from Friday, 10/2-Monday, 10/5. We return to school on Tuesday, 10/6.
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Every Day and Every Assignment Counts!

Student attendance is our top priority at Meadows. We are making sure that every student is accounted for in the digital classroom. Senate Bill 98 requires us to take specific actions if a student is absent from a google meet or does not complete an assignment. It is very important that parents and guardians report any absences to the main office and their teacher. We would like to ensure that every child is able to maintain their academic progress and that they receive the supports they need in the digital classroom. Please send an email to snecessary@newhallsd.com if your child is going to be absent and unable to attend class. Please also let your teacher know as they are looking to meet with your children during the Live meets. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Thank You, PTSA and Parent Volunteers!

We would like to personally thank our PTSA President, Mrs. Stacey Hamblin for organizing parent volunteers and providing cold water to our staff to help us at Picture Day. Team work made the day very successful. Our staff was well prepared for the event and our parent volunteers were awesome. The parent volunteers contributed greatly to helping the day run smoothly and safely for our students! Every one of you made a difference! Thank you, Meadows parents for your patience and support. We're in this together!

Meadows Picture Day

Thank you, Meadows families for attending picture day, picking up your distribution materials and bringing in your laptops for security software installation. All information for pictures will be sent to you via email by the week of October 18th. You will be able to order pictures online. More information about makeup picture days will be sent via email and posted in the messenger. We are still working with the photo company to set a makeup date. Still Light Studios is the photo company we used to take our socially distanced outdoor photos.

Meet the Foundation Board of Directors

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Update with Meadows Foundation

Above, please meet our Meadows Foundation Board members. Our Meadows Foundation and I have met to begin to discuss this year's fundraising efforts. Please know that all fundraising efforts go the following school year's budget. So fundraising this year will go to the 2021-2022 school year. We have met with Apex and we are excited about their digital programming. More information to come this October.
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Order your Meadows yearbook and receive 10% off for the month of September. Go go treering.com and use code 10meadowsstars
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Reflections art contest student entry packet and information. All entries due by 10/16. The theme is "I Matter Because".

Join Meadows PTSA

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Join us at the Habit in Granary Square this Wednesday, 9/30 for MW PTSA Cares

Wear your spirit gear and in solidarity, Meadows will show support for our local businesses. Order online or stand in a socially distanced line to pick up your order. We hope you can join us!

Office Hours at Meadows- Need to Speak with Meadows' Staff?

Even though our teachers are online, our physical office is open for our Meadows families. Please make an appointment if you need to meet with us. Or, if you have a question, please call us on our office line at 661-291-4050 and we'll be here to speak directly to you Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm.


We also have a Google Voice line at 661-237-3794. You can leave a message any day of the week, Sunday through Monday.


Here is a list of staff to assist you:

IT Technology, Mrs.Valaika-ivalaika@newhallsd.com.

Office Manager, Mrs. Wiggins-jwiggins@newhallsd.com

Main Office, Mrs. Necessary and Mrs. Villa- snecessary@newhallsd.com or svilla@newhallsd.com

Health Office- jcostin@newhallsd.com

Principal, Dr. Juliet Fine- jfine@newhallsd.com